This is an article I wrote and posted on Linkedin.
I’ve noticed something extraordinary filling up my inbox recently. It is a new kind of job seeker hoping to start a career in tech.
At first, I was intrigued by the structure, layout, and richness of their resumes, but then I realized a pattern. Each applicant had created a portfolio website, a Medium blog, and a Twitter feed. Few had cover letters, and the applicants were all the product coding schools on a closer look.
About 80% of the submissions appear to be from the “9-to-5 technology tourist” who has clearly been trained to apply pattern-matching techniques to their resumes.